So often, we get distracted from the basic Gospel message. We forget, ignore or deny the depth of our sin nature and our consequent inability to make ourselves acceptable to a holy and righteous God. In turn, we can struggle to appreciate the Lord's atoning sacrifice that, though we hate to admit it, gives us our only basis for salvation.
This beautiful hymn, which I heard for the first time last Sunday, reminds me of how much Jesus has done to secure my standing before the Father. I worship Him, rejoicing in His overwhelming generosity to pay for my sin, and on top of that to give me His righteousness. May the words of this simple hymn also inspire you to worship Him.